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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report and Baja

Capt. Jerry Chapman
December 4, 2017
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report

Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 11/27/17 to 12/3/17
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Marlin Fishing Good and Steady!
Tuesday: 2 Marlin, 1 Tuna, 1 Shark on Bob Marlin!
Wednesday: 4 Marlin!
Thursday: 14 Tuna and 14 Skipjacks
Friday: 2 Nice Dorado and More Skipjacks!
Marlin Scattered From 95 to Horseshoe and Jamie Banks !
Marlin Within 8 to 10 Miles From Shore!
Dorado Are Leaving, but a Few Big Ones Around

JC, Reportly Head of Crime Syndicate in Cabo!
JC Shouted: Indicted For What? Me !!!
Chris Shouted: JC, Don't Worry, I have a Lawyer?
Fish Report Boy: Yes, They Finally Got that lil Rat!
JamieB says: JC, A Marlin Kingpin, Not True!
Darrel says: JC, A Underworld Boss. LOL!
JC says: I am Proud to Announce The Brits Are Back and I Have a Little Surprise for the boys
The Brits says: JC, Leader of the Marlin Mafia in Cabo!
JC,s Grilled Yellowtail with Mango Sauce Inside

HEADLINES: December 3, 2017:
JC says: I am proud to announce The Brits are back and I have a little surprise for the boys. I have been in the kitchen for a couple days making some of the The Brits favorite dishes.
I started with Bedfordshire clanger, Bangers and mash, Toad in the Hole, Welsh Rarebit, Steak and Ale Pie, Eton Mess, Shepherd's Pie, Lancashire Hotpot and the Brits favorite side dish Rumbledethumps.
The boys don't know it but I have made them their favorite desert Crispy Gooey Jam Roly-Poly. You know I love those boys and I want to see them feeling right at home as I teach them how to fish for Wahoo. I am sorry the Brits just have no clue on how to catch fish in Baja, them boys are used to catching Chub, Barbel and Dace. They don't know much about fishing in these waters. I will teach them some things, they actually need me and I would hate for the boys to embarrass themselves and get their knickers in an uproar.

Fish Report Boy: is reporting, that JC, the owner of JC Sportfishing who has many different aliases has been indicted on charges of being the boss of all bosses of the Marlin Mafia in Mexico. It is reported JC has ran a criminal enterprise in the Los Cabos area ranging from Marlin gambling, Marlin Extortion, Marlin Fraud, Marlin Prostitution and even a few Marlin Murders. The local authorities even threw in a few more charges stemming from JC,s days of living in Alaska and Arkansa. In Alaska JC was charged with kidnapping of 3 Alaska Halibut and a ransom demand of a case of tall 16oz Falstaffs and a carton of lucky strike cigarettes. After the ranson was met the authorities found the carcuses of the halibut in JC,s freezer and charged him also with being a cannibal.
The charges from Arkansa were a whole different monkey as JC was charged with the slaughter of 7 Bluegills, 2 Carp and 4 Bullhead Catfish. JC was supposedly transporting the bodies of these fish to his house where he was stopped by the Highway Patrol and he tried to give an alias. It is reported JC has many aliases including Jerry Farewell, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Flip Wilson, Pedro Garcia, Donavon Belchwood, Patty Hearst, Charlie Rose, Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow and those are just a few of them!!!

Chris the so called, second Lieutenant, or Capo as JC says, is under investigation for Marlin pandering, Marlin Conspiracy, Marlin Tampering of evidence, Marlin Profanity (what!!), Marlin Smuggling, and the murder of 20 Bluegill, on a Missouri farm pond in 1998. We did have reports that JC GOES BY THE Marlin Godfather on the docks of Cabo San Lucas and has been know to crush some knee caps if he is not reffered to as GODFATHER. Fish Report Boy went on to say, authorities they think they have caught the big fish of the Marlin Mafia and are working hard to get Chris off the docks of Los Cabos as they think he is armed and dangerous, as Chris reportly carries a fillet knife with him everywhere he goes. This report will keep everyone posted on this "BREAKING NEWS in CABO" stay tuned to next weeks report for details on these viscious criminals.

Jc Sportfishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him have a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families, and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have a memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can cater to fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Well lets get on with the fishing report for this past week.

WEATHER: Well, we are finally getting some cooler nights and normal temperatures here in Cuba as over the last couple years, it has been warmer than normal and now it seems we are getting back to our normal weather patterns here in the richest fishing grounds in the world. Highs are in their mid to low 80,s and lows are in the ladder 50,s to low 60,s making it great sleeping weather at night. You might need to bring a sweater along for early mornings and evenings just to be on the safe side.

WATER: Wow cold weather has moved into the area and I am sure this will affect our fishing grounds over the next week or so. If you view the Tempbreak map you will see most of our area is 68 to 71 degree water temperatures, and that is a big difference even compared to 2 weeks ago when it was pushing 80. It shouldn't effect Striped Marlin fishing and will definitely draw Yellowtail and more Sierras to the area.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb

BILLFISH: Well here is whats up the fishing has been all over the map this week it seems as if we get one really good day and then the next day real slow. The Marlin fishing has been pretty good from 95 to Horseshoe and Jamie Banks with most being caught using live bait. It has honestly been a hit and miss for Marlin this past week as I think the colder water temperature is really effecting the fishing now and not just Marlin. It's that time of year what can I say?

DORADO: We had 4 out of 7 days that were really good for Dorado. It wasn't like last week when they were off the hook, but 4 out of 7 days scouring Dorado ain't too bad. You won't get those odds anywhere else in the world!!! We had good luck up at the Golden Gate this week using live bait and lures. I think if you book a boat this week you will have a more than average chance to catch a few Dorado!!!

WAHOO: There has been good numbers of Wahoo on rapalas and all caught up in and around the Golden Gate area. That's good news as this will make for some great grilling!!!

TUNA: The Tuna are scattered out all over the place. I have heard of some pretty good scores, like a boat yesterday went out and found a school of Porpoise and ran into the Tuna about 6 miles out. King busters landed 6 fish all about 20lbs. The action was off the Light House.

INSHORE: Sierras are starting to show and with the colder water temperatures we expect a great bite soon.The Panga fishing has been doing really good and they're doing really good on Sierras inshore using hootchies from the Solmar beach to the Light House and also some nice Red Snappers being caught on live bait near the beach off of Pedregal rocks. The Roosters are still here and there has been some taken in the surf this past week. Some small Dorado landed less than a mile off the beach on the Pacific side.

From The Admirals Kitchen is Open Again!!
Grilled Yellowtail with Mango Sauce

Preheat outdoor grill to medium heat and oil the grates using a brush or paper towel.

In a small bowl, mix the chile powder, salt, and pepper together. Coat the yellowtail fillets with a light layer of olive oil and sprinkle with the chile mixture. Place each fillet flesh side down on a hot grill and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip fillets over and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from grill and top with Mango Salsa.
Mango Salsa:

To make mango salsa, combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir well. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.


4 (6 ounce) yellowtail fillets
4 tablespoons ancho 4 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
Olive oil
Mango Salsa, recipe follows
Mango Salsa:
2 mangoes, small dice
1 medium red onion, small dice
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, small dice
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
2 large limes, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Yellowtail Information?
The California yellowtail is a species of ray-finned fish of the family Carangidae. This species is also known by several alternate names, such as amberjack, forktail, mossback, and white salmon or by its Spanish name jurel.
The California yellowtail is carnivorous and feeds on a variety of fish. Mackerel, sardines, anchovies, squid, crab, and smelts are common in the yellowtail's diet.Often, California yellowtail are found in schools feeding at the surface of the water, as well as deeper. This species prefers water temperatures of 2122 C (7072 F), though have also been found in waters between 18 and 24 C (64 and 75 F).Temperatures cooler than 18 C would make the yellowtail sink into deeper waters to conserve energy.
Range and habitat
The yellowtail's range is circumglobal, in subtropical waters. It can be found near Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, and Santa Monica Bay, as well as in Mexican waters such as Baja California Peninsula and Sea of Cortes, congregating at certain areas in mass numbers like Cedros Island and Benitos Island. During the summer they can also be found in association with floating kelp paddies off the coast of southern California and Baja California. Yellowtail populations have also been found in waters off South Africa, the Walter Shoals, Amsterdam Island, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Rapa, Pitcairn Island, Jeju Island, and Easter Island. In the Eastern Pacific, they can be found in waters off British Columbia, as well as from Canada to Chile. They are usually found around offshore islands, rocky reefs, and kelp beds.They are also found in increasing numbers off the Islands of the Tristan Da Cunha archipelago in the South Atlantic. They are frequently caught on the 3 northern Islands of Tristan Da Cunha, Nightingale and Inaccessible and were recently reported by Factory Manager Erik Mac Kenzie at Gough Island at 40 deg South which is 200 miles south of the other Islands. Fish in the size range 25 to 40 kg are not uncommon and are caught both from boats and the shore.
Conservation status
The yellowtail was more common in waters around California and Mexico, but has recently been overfished by Japanese commercial fishing ships. Overfishing is becoming more of a problem as fishers move away from areas in which this fish has become scarce to United States' waters in search of more. Yellowtail spawn in warm waters 100300 miles off the California coast and return in May or June until September or December. They spawn slowly, but may live in excess of 30 years. Spawning usually begins at three years of age. One major spawning ground is at Cedros Island, where mass amounts of 15- to 20-pound yellowtail can be caught. Yellowtail are aggressive towards other fish. They will often feed more frequently during spawning, which makes them an easy target for commercial fishing boats. They are currently not on the endangered list.
BEWARE: Please beware of the guys in the street selling boat charters. If you wait till the day you are fishing and go to the dock where your boat is many times people will mislead you to another boat or dock trying to put you on a boat that was not meant for you. You need to have a person guide you to your boat, who is from a reputable charter company. This way there is no confusion or misleading. Please remember when renting Sport fishing boats in Cabo that you rent your boat from reputable and established business. Walk into a fishing fleet office and ask questions about what you are getting and what are the costs? You dont want to rent boats from vendors in the streets and you do not want to book through shady websites offering you the world. Check through travel forums about reputable fishing fleets to deal with. Look for testimonials about the fleet your booking, your charter with. Ask about what will the boat be supplying? Will it include beverages or lunches? How much does it cost to fillet your catch? Check to see if charter boat is insured? Ask about getting your catch smoked? Check cost of a fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in the next weeks fishing report. Until next time good fishing and we hope to see you in Cabo soon. Come by the office here in Cabo and get all the latest up to date fishing report. www.jcsportfishing.com http://youtu.be/tSXN6pifQyQ

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JCs Sportfishing was started by Jerry 18 years ago in Cabo San Lucas, specializing in sportfishing trips. They are a family owned and operated business, their motto is customer service. They are ranked number 1 in customer service on Trip Advisor. JCs offers all inclusive packages or bare bone boats at the following times, 6am-11am, 1pm-6pm, 6am-2:30pm, OR you can hire a boat for a sunset cruise (private charter). Boats range in size from 20-60ft, 13 boats to choose from. All of the boats hav

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